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RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

Goodyear now owns Cooper Tire. As far as Michelin LTX tires, I would find something else. I have run numerous sets of them on 3/4 ton trucks and only get 35K out of them, at the most. Discount usually gives me credit on other tires to purchase but no more Michelin for me. Will look at Cooper or BFG. Curly
Curly2001 05/21/22 11:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slidouts

Not a fan of cable slides here in the heat if they use plastic cable pulleys. Guess I am not a fan of schwintek slides, either..... Curly
Curly2001 05/08/22 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM 6 liter vortec what are you towing with it?

I have had a few 6.0 Chevy gas trucks. Looked hard at a diesel and in fact passed on the new 6.6 gas until they had a few more miles on them. Stayed with the old tried and true 6.0 and have been happy. I would not go much over 10,000lbs payload but up to that I would not have a problem. You learn with the power curve is for the grades you are climbing and let it go. On the 2019, it gets better mileage and has more power than the '07 so I am very pleased. Life is full of trade offs...... Curly
Curly2001 05/07/22 08:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Sometimes, if you can hang back and watch the gas islands to see who on the outside is ready to leave and then you can move in. Make sure you have an exit plan but most often you can get out. It seems as though lately the distance between the store and the islands is getting tighter but most times you can negociate that distance to move all the way around them to get to the other side if you have to reach those pumps. Just be patient. Curly
Curly2001 04/12/22 07:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Compartment latches and locks

The hard locks are the slam latch locks. Would like to replace mine with different keys but I don't think that is possible. Have to lube them every few times we camp to keep them able to lock on the latch side. Use a silcone lube on them to keep them cleaner. Getting to be a real issue. Curly
Curly2001 04/06/22 07:46am Tech Issues
RE: Rip off prices from RV Dealers

I was in a jam with a torn awning and I was not able to do the labor to install a new one. Had to pay a higher price at a dealer for them to source the fabric and do the installation. They would not install the new fabric and warranty it if I did not purchase it from them. I do understand that but the price was pretty high. Curly
Curly2001 03/29/22 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: RVing in 2022

Fuel is getting so expensive that I may start taking trips to where I store my fiver and camp out there. Wish they had hookups........ Curly
Curly2001 03/14/22 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: GY Endurance or Carlisle Radial Trail HD

Goodyear for me, just on the trailer tires. Not impressed with the rest of Goodyear tires..... Curly
Curly2001 03/13/22 10:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Tow with New Trailer

Congrats on the new fiver. I am towing my Heartland about the same nose high as yours with no problems. You have a great fiver which should work well for you. Curly
Curly2001 02/24/22 04:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch security

Had a friend who had some devious person pull a couple of pins on the rails on his truck. Went to hook up the trailer and did a test pull and found out there was a problem. He purchased locks for that online and that took care of it. I think I will do the same. If you were out next to nowhere, pins could be hard to locate. Curly
Curly2001 12/12/21 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing New Trailer King RST+ : Only Option Is Carlisle??

Purchased Carlisle tires for my trailer last year and on the second trip blew one out. I had checked pressure before I left but did not have tire monitors on them. There was just a ring of rubber around the rim when a passerby let me know about the issue. Took them back to Discount Tire and purchased Goodyear Endurance. They have run fine. Curly
Curly2001 10/20/21 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Truck question(s)

I think the Ford will give you the added gears in the transmission you were looking for while the GMC 6.6 gas is still stuck with the 6 speed. I have the 6.0 gasser and the six speed which for me is fine. The new trucks with the 6.6 gasser will only have a 3.73 rear end and what GM is saying is that the larger engine makes up for the gears. I preferred to have the 6.0 with the 4.10 until GM figures out what transmission they want to put in the newer trucks. The Ford may surprise you with what you want at a lower price than the GMC. Overkill may be a good thing with an RV. Curly
Curly2001 09/21/21 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does the Color of an HD Pickup Make a Difference?

I think solid white with no metal flake is the best for resale as well as damage repair. It is easier to color match without needing to match the direction of the metal flake. Curly
Curly2001 09/02/21 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What do you think about this set up?

Quite a few years ago I had a very similar set up with a Chevy Tahoe, 350 CI engine and 3:42 gears. I did tow a 19' Wilderness and did two things. Ran out of power in the hills and burned up the rear diff. You will find out it is driving you and you are not driving it at the end of the day. The gearing is not right for the load you want to tow in my opinion. Curly
Curly2001 08/02/21 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Highway 191 north of Morenci towing trailers

Thanks so much for the advice. Will make an alternate route. Thanks--Curly
Curly2001 08/02/21 07:16am Roads and Routes
Highway 191 north of Morenci towing trailers

I would like to know how unsuitable for trailers is highway 191 from Morenci,Arizona to Alpine, Arizona. I have a fifth wheel that is about 29' long and my friend has a 28' tow behind trailer. Just want the best way from Tucson to Alpine for safe towing. Yes, I have lived here for years and have never gone that way. Thanks in advance, Curly
Curly2001 08/01/21 06:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roll up tonneau cover for GMC 2500HD Short Bed

Problem I have with most of them is seeing where the hitch is out the back window with either a tool box or a cover. Perhaps a roll up would not block the view out the back. Curly
Curly2001 08/01/21 04:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM 6.6 gas

The six speed trans is why I bought a 2019 and not the newer Chevy with the 6.6 gas and the six speed. Also, you can't get a 4:10 rear with that engine/trans in the new trucks. I will keep my 6.0 gasser with the 4:10 diffs until the new trans is offered. Curly
Curly2001 07/26/21 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: need key help

Locksmith is a good answer. Wife locked keys in our fiver and locksmith had it open in no time. Could have made keys right there at the campsite. Curly
Curly2001 07/24/21 08:40am Tech Issues
RE: King pin lock

I always lock the pin on my 5th wheel. It only takes a minute and gives me a little more secure feeling with all the nuts out there now. If they try and cut off this lock they will have to cut part of the pin so they can't tow in anyway. Curly
Curly2001 05/27/21 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
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